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Importance of Portion Control

Importance of Portion Control

Portion Control… what’s the hype?! As many of you know, this week’s topic is not the easiest thing to correct. But you already completed step one: Clicking on the link to get here! Step 2 is a little bit harder, but you are just as […]

The Kim Shapira Method

The Kim Shapira Method

The Year You Take Back Your Health! I have been on this incredible journey through the nutrition world for 20 plus years.  In this time I have had the opportunity to work in hospitals, gastroenterologists offices, sports clubs, community centers, addiction centers, taught Nutrition at […]

RECIPE || Easy Italian Soup

RECIPE || Easy Italian Soup

Simple Italian Soup This soup recipe is a hit in my household, and is sure to be in yours too, especially with the cold weather starting to hit hard all over the place. The ingredients are simple, they are nutritious, and the broth is light, […]

Why You SHOULD avoid dieting

Why You SHOULD avoid dieting

Why Strict Diets Always Fail Have you ever started a diet, only to fall off the wagon weeks or even days into it? Well, you aren’t alone. In fact, some studies have claimed that 90% of people fail to meet their goals in a diet […]

Are You An Emotional Eater?

Are You An Emotional Eater?

Week 1: Emotional Eating is Downright Unhealthy This week, I want you to really focus on only eating when you are physically hungry. This is one of the most important parts of transforming your body from unhealthy to healthy. So many people eat solely based […]

The Kim Shapira Method || Social Media + Group Page

The Kim Shapira Method || Social Media + Group Page

Benefits of Having A Good Support Group for Diet and Health Going from unhealthy to the opposite is quite difficult to handle on your own. This is especially true if you are very unhealthy right now. Having a partner to do it with is one […]

Avoiding Negativity

Avoiding Negativity

Avoiding Negativity Just the opposite of how positivity can have a great impact on your life, negativity can actually have a pessimistic affect, which can also be long term! It is so important to control your negativity and even figure out ways to cut it […]

The Best Gift To Gift Yourself…

The Best Gift To Gift Yourself…

Positivity – The Gift You Can Give Yourself This Holiday Season Being positive is a crucial part of staying healthy and happy, especially during the holiday season. I hear from a lot of people how stressful it can become; getting all the shopping done, overspending […]

Health Benefits of Giving Back

Health Benefits of Giving Back

Did you know that just by giving someone a compliment, your overall health increases dramatically? Well, it does, it has been proven by science, and when you give back, you will actually FEEL the difference inside. You will feel better, happier, healthier, and whole. And […]

Underrated Ways to Give Back

Underrated Ways to Give Back

There are so many different ways that you can give back. Some of you may be asking, well give back to who? Or to what? Well, it actually doesn’t matter to who or what we are giving back. Whether you own a small business and […]

Emotional Hunger

Emotional Hunger

The Difference Between Physical & Emotional Hunger || Part 2 Emotional hunger leads to unnecessary eating, which many of us are at fault for each and every day. Fortunately, we are going to point out what emotional hunger feels like, and if you read the […]


Read This Before You Juice Cleanse

Read This Before You Juice Cleanse

Juice Cleansing May Be Worse Than You Think!

There are a few different reasons as to why they may be doing more damage than improvement for you. Knowing these can be very helpful, especially if juice cleanses are something that you do regularly or consistently. Whether or not you believe in them, this short read maybe an article worth looking over, as it may aid some of your more health crazed your family and friends.

One of the biggest reasons that juice cleanses are possibly doing more harm than you thought is because of one of its contents: Fruits. There are insoluble fibers that are lost when you blend fruits versus eat them normally. Those fibers stick to your digestive tract, and helps to coat your digestive system. This protects your blood stream from the sugars. When you eat fruits (no blending), that insoluble fiber sticks around, pun intended, and protects you from future diseases, including type-2 diabetes. This can all be found from an in-depth 2013 published study from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Furthermore, those fruits will get you on track to add huge calories that aren’t being felt as they should. Meaning, you are getting a bunch of sugar calories that aren’t making you full. This can lead to over-eating very easily and should be avoided if possible. If this is something that you have been doing, it is easy to fix the problem; just stop including fruit into your juices. I know they taste better, but your body isn’t liking you for it. More veggies mean less calories, less sugars, less tricky hungriness, and more beneficial nutrients. If you are trying to lose weight or even just change your diet to become healthier, it is always best to  just reach out to a dietician. Plus, then you don’t have to do hours of your own online research to find a diet that might not be healthy or might not even work!

 

Thanks for reading today! I hope you gained some insightful knowledge from this, I sure did! Don’t forget to cut the fruits out of your juices! Oh, and leave your thoughts in the Comments section below. Thanks again!

xoxo

Kim Shapira MS, RD